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Introduction to Philosophy: Philosophy of Religion

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Beau Branson, Brescia University

Christina Hendricks, University of British Columbia

Copyright Year: 2020

ISBN 13: 9781989014233

Publisher: Rebus Community

Language: English

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Reviewed by Caleb Prusso, Adjunct Professor, Salt Lake Community College on 4/19/21

The content is both accessible as an introduction and thorough and interesting for someone familiar with the content. read more

Reviewed by Matthew Shadle, Associate Professor of Theology and Religious Studies, Marymount University on 1/23/21

The book is primarily focused on the question of the existence of God and leaves unaddressed other traditional topics of the philosophy of religion such as the relationship between faith and reason, the existence of miracles, or the relationship... read more

Table of Contents

  • 1. The Intertwining of Philosophy and Religion in the Western Tradition
  • 2. Reasons to Believe – Theoretical Arguments
  • 3. Non-Standard Arguments for God’s Existence
  • 4. Reasons Not to Believe
  • 5. Debunking Arguments against Theistic Belief 
  • 6. From Philosophy of (Mono)theism to Philosophy of Religions

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  • About the Book

    Introduction to Philosophy: Philosophy of Religion introduces some of the major traditional arguments for and against the existence of God, as well as some less well-known, but thought-provoking arguments for the existence of God, and one of the most important new challenges to religious belief from the Cognitive Science of Religion. An introductory chapter traces the connection between philosophy and religion throughout Western history, and a final chapter addresses the place of non-Western and non-monotheistic religions within contemporary philosophy of religion.

    About the Contributors


    Beau Branson (Book Editor) did his PhD in philosophy at the University of Notre Dame under Richard Cross. His research focuses on the philosophy of the early Church Fathers and lies at the intersection of ancient history, contemporary metaphysics, and philosophy of religion. He is currently Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Brescia University in Owensboro, KY. 

    Christina Hendricks (Series Editor) is a Professor of Teaching in Philosophy at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, BC, Canada, where she often teaches Introduction to Philosophy courses. She is also the Academic Director of the Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology (2018-2023). Christina has been an open education researcher and advocate for a number of years, having been a BCcampus Open Textbook Fellow, an OER Research Fellow with the Open Education Group, the Creative Commons Canada representative to the CC Global Network, and a member of the Board of Directors for the Canadian Legal Information Institute.

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